Kaltxì ma olo'!
I wanted to share another slightly weird dream I had last night, though this time with no concept of lucidity, but very vivid, and it's interesting to me that there were some recurring themes.
It all took place on Earth in the present day. I was myself, having my own memories, emotions and life experiences, but had a Na'vi body and wasn't "in" an avatar. Though unaware of it in the dream, I guess I was a recom as I was fascinated and entranced, looking in a mirror and tracing the "stars" on my face and patterns of the skin on my arms. The patterns and tan all matched those of peoples from the forest. I had the usual accoutrements of the Omatikaya, but also a recom exopack to breathe on Earth.
I was in the old offices / facilities building of an abandoned botanic garden that had been forgotten about. The gardens were returning to nature with big palms and vines, but with some of the formal form and plans for plantings still evident, and a big main path or drive still existed. The original garden was clearly European inspired but was in Aus, as big iconic trees were often European exotics like Canary Island date palms, cedars and pines, while native ferns, gums and palms were slowly reclaiming it all. The gardens were just outside of a coastal town, which also had a vaguely European feel despite the land and nature herself being pretty typical of subtropical east coast, and within the dream I felt the disconnect of it being in the "wrong" place.
I was fiercely protective of the reclaimed garden. Selfridge (as in the RDA exec from the first movie) was present and wanted to take the land and redevelop it, though there was no presence of the RDA itself, and he was just your typical vaguely criminal-adjacent real-estate developer. He came to the garden to negotiate with me for it, and we had a strange discourse, alternating between anger and sharing. I was aware of the strength and size of the Na'vi as I easily picked him up and pinned him to the fence with next to no effort, threatening him to leave the place alone, yet we walked through the place down the old drive together to throw him out, and we talked. I was saying that I didn't like the town, and though I worked with modern technology, I didn't like it and being cut off from nature. He replied that it was ironic, as on Earth I had to rely on a mask to breathe. I looked at the exopack and said that needing was not always meaning liking.
As he left, I followed into the town. It was a typical modern European city from Spain or the south of France, with heavy traffic and streets tightly closed by mid-rise apartments, making it hard to see the sky and get a sense of direction or time of day. I had a strong feeling of being very alienated, and a bit frightened -I was very aware of feeling threatened by the nature of the place, and I clearly remember the sensation of running my hand over the stone blade of the Na'vi knife I had.
Down a side road near the beach, I came across two sickly dogs. One had lost her fur, was emaciated and had some spots or cysts on her skin, but she was very happy, trusting and friendly to me. I had a sense of foresight or premonition that if took her I could give her a full recovery, the sense of this being very strong, to the extent I could "see" her in the future, happy and playing in the old building back in the garden. The other dog was a bit underweight and withdrawn, but otherwise seemed OK, but I knew instinctively he was her friend and would look out for her, and that she would need him.
I picked her up in my arms, and the other instinctively turned to follow me back to the garden, and then I woke up.